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14 June 1990 (USA) See more »
Chuck Taylor is a charter pilot who unknowingly smuggles cocaine for the Cartel into the U.S. Unfortunately he is captured by the feds... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Miles O'Keeffe ... Chuck Taylor

Don Stroud ... Tony King

Crystal Carson ... Donna Grey

Suzee Slater ... Nancy

Gregory Scott Cummins ... Rivera
Marc Fiorini ... Camarillo
Gary Littlejohn ... Clark
Jim Maniaci ... Max

Frank Torres ... Magrow

Sal Lopez ... Steve Rodriguez / Bill Matthews
Henry Carbo ... Babyface
Mickey Morton ... Coleman
Mark Burton ... Savage

William Smith ... Mason

Reggie De Morton ... William
Ronnie Hadar ... Fred Moses
Yvette Buchanan ... Betty

Denney Pierce ... Cop #2 (as Denny Pierce)
Ray Shaffer ... DEA Jones
Wade Mayer ... DEA Ellis
Gary Lee Davis ... Cop #1
Ray Bickel ... Cop #3

John Stewart ... Garcia
Nicole Gruber ... Mary Jane

Jill Getto Lee ... Newscaster (as Jill Getto)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Solly Marx ... DEA Smith
Gunter Simon ... Harris
Tony Smyles ... Air Traffic Controller (voice)
Jack West ... Baker

Bradley Pierce ... Tommy (uncredited)

Directed by
John Stewart 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Moshe Hadar 

Produced by
Ronnie Hadar .... producer
Carol M. Rossi .... executive producer
Jonathan Tzachor .... associate producer
Original Music by
Rick Krizman 
Cinematography by
Thomas L. Callaway 
Film Editing by
Terry J. Chiappe 
Casting by
Ann Bell 
Production Design by
Yuda Acco  (as Yuda Ako)
Costume Design by
Frank Billecci 
Makeup Department
Lisa Buono .... assistant makeup artist
Carolyn Taye-Loren .... key makeup and hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Oswald .... first assistant director
Jeff Shiffman .... second assistant director
Art Department
Steven R. Miller .... lead man
Zeev Tankus .... property master
Sound Department
Tony Smyles .... production sound mixer
Earnie Bryan Adams .... stunts
Rick Barker .... stunts
Ray Bickel .... stunts
Bob Bragg .... stunts
Hank Calia .... stunts
Gary Lee Davis .... stunts
James Deeth .... stunt pilot
Bill Erickson .... stunts (as William Erickson)
Ronnie Hadar .... stunt pilot
William Ray Jenkins .... stunts
Yeham Konski .... stunt pilot
James Lasley .... stunt pilot
Gary Littlejohn .... stunts
Solly Marx .... stunts
Denney Pierce .... stunts
Ray Shaffer .... stunts
Gunter Simon .... stunt coordinator
Gunter Simon .... stunts
John Stewart .... stunts
Frank Torres .... stunts
Jack West .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Waide R. Allen .... grip
Gary D. Scott .... aerial camera operator
James Lawrence Spencer .... gaffer
Bruce Swift .... best boy grip
Doug Weinmann .... grip
Other crew
Bennett Fidlow .... production legal
Janee Hull .... script supervisor
Jayma L. Koerner .... assistant to producer
Laura Murphy .... production assistant
Robert Pfeffer .... production coordinator
Jeffrey D. Stevens .... key set medic

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Spain:106 min
Sound Mix:
Australia:R (censored) | Germany:18 | Iceland:16 | UK:18 (cut) | USA:R


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Bad guys do a good job of trying to save this bad film ......., 31 October 2013
Author: merklekranz from United States

'Cartel" is a severely disjointed attempt to tell a tale of revenge. It's greatest short coming is that the film tries to do way too much with the totally non-believable script, and the mostly bad acting doesn't help either. Two strong villainous performances from Don Stroud and Gregory Scott-Cummings almost save the day, but not quite. You get at least a bunch of car chases and gratuitous explosions, brief nudity, and a totally wasted performance by William Smith. In summary, a fair amount of action and the presence of Stroud and Scott-Cummings cannot overcome a dreadful performance by the female lead, Crystal Carson, and a seriously flawed script. - MERK

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